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Tallgrass Velvet Rooster - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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402 Ratings
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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 18
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is a Belgian Tripel that lives up to its name. Smooth and carefully crafted like a fine velvet painting, but with an 8.5% ABV this bird has some spurs! The beer pours a golden straw color with brilliant clarity. Topped with a lofty pure white head the beer has a wonderful floral nose, with subtle fruit notes. The taste is clean and crisp, with subtle fruit notes and a touch of candy like sweetness. The beer has a Champagne-like effervescent that provides a crisp offset to its sweet finish. While a pint glass is always nice, Velvet Rooster would also be at home in a tulip glass or Champagne flute.

(Beer added by: indiapaleale on 11-05-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

harpus, May 04, 2013
Photo of Jacurdy60
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%

A-Pours a hazy pale golden, yellow color with a thick, 2 finger white head that retains very well. Leaves a nice latticework of foam as I sip

S-Dank cheese, wheat, yeast hit the nose. Faint notes of oranges come through in the background

T-Spices come through at the front of the palate. Spiced orange, coriander, and cinnamon. Finishes the same. Very simple taste. Semi-dry finish

MF-Smooth, very smooth. As the name would suggest. Drinkable, but very sticky and smooth. Love the way it feels on the palate

O-A great tripel. And it comes in a can. It's a simple brew, but sometimes simple is just what you need.

Jacurdy60, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of beerbrains
4/5  rDev +6.4%

beerbrains, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

estlinska, Apr 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

GRG1313, Apr 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

bkbeer17, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of Bighorn
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Bighorn, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Chokobo, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

sgttibbs, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Beeranator, Mar 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

nzerbe, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Herky21, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Joey1566, Mar 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

irrgalaxy, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Gotti311, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of alex_hart
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%

served in a pint glass at a bar.

first quality beer I have ever had the privilege of drinking out of a can.

the feel is clean and refreshing. just as the name says, it is velvety smooth, but with a kick. smell some florals, but the taste is what really got me. light fruits that give it a nice candied sweetness, delicious belgian yeast, and some warm spice. this was delicious and will soon become a 4 pack purchase.

alex_hart, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

t0rin0, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of CHADMC3
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%

The pour reveals a hazy, straw colored golden body beneath the rocky, pure white head which is very slow to dissipate before leaving a scattered,yet sticky lacing.

Generous aromas of yeast, floral notes, and perhaps white grapes float from the glass.

Flavors of wild flowers, Belgian yeast, champagne, and perhaps straw or grass highlight the palate. There may also be just the slightest hint of spice. It really sweetens up as it warms.

Generous carbonation accompanies the lighter body with a crisp,somewhat champagne like finish.

This is a pretty nice American example of the style. I enjoyed the fruity and floral notes accompanying the nose and flavor as well as the fresh finish.

CHADMC3, Feb 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

cheefdaddy1, Feb 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +33%

Kittiwakedave, Feb 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

EgadBananas, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Saintness, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of JamesMN
4.06/5  rDev +8%

Appearance: Pours a stunning golden hue with great clarity. A once two finger head has now become a thin white film atop the beer. The translucence of this one leads me to believe it was not bottle conditioned.

Aroma: Lightly bready malt with sweet apple and some pear with a nice overall sweetness. A typical Tripel aroma but scaled back a bit.

Taste: Taking a few sips to really take in all the flavors. Starts with lightly toasted malt and a little biscuit. Quickly picks up some complexity about halfway through when flavors of light fruits mix in with the malt. A delectable belgian candi syrup comes through near the end and gives a sweetness that the flavor has been building up to. Finish is a little dry but also very smooth with lingering sweetness as well as the flavor and texture of a pear. I can't identify any spices on the palate besides a distant echo of clove. At 8.5% ABV it should be a sipper but the alcohol is completely hidden.

Mouthfeel: I was vigorous with my pour and even swirled the glass a bit to get rid of excess carbonation, leaving me with an average effervescent level for the style. The body feels like it's right at medium. The ease of drinkability is uncanny.

Final Thoughts: I wasn't sure what to expect from an American craft brewery taking on such a highly acclaimed Belgian style, but I'm definitely impressed. Usually Tripels have a yeasty flavor that ruins part of the experience for me, but Velvet Rooster's clean taste is exactly what I've been looking for in this style. Would I drink it again? Yes.

JamesMN, Feb 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

immobileman, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

chetp, Feb 06, 2013
Tallgrass Velvet Rooster from Tallgrass Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.